Sparta opened up the MVC season with a solid 38-21 defeat of Holmen. On the night, Sparta took eight matches on the night to Holmen’s six, but the difference came in how Sparta picked up those wins. Of the Spartans’ eight victories, six were by pin or major decision. On the other hand, only one of Holmen’s six victories came by something other than a 3-point decision.
Even in many of Sparta’s losses, the matches were close. One match was lost in overtime. Steven Stevenson was up 4-0 before getting pinned and three other Spartan losses were by three points or less. On a brighter note, Spartan sophomore Brandon Rickert made a splash in his debut racking up eight takedowns en route to an 18-6 victory at 119 pounds.
Check out the full results below…
112 — James Bennett (H) decisioned Adam Weidl 7-4
119 — Brandon Rickert major decisioned Dan Nictum (H) 18-6
125 — Sam Schank (H) decisioned Nick Winchel 7-2
130 — Toby Mosely pinned John Griffing (H) 2:32
135 — Derek VonRuden pinned Jordan Griffing (H) 1:18
140 — Logan Denasha major decisioned Tyler Westpfahl (H) 17-6
145 — Luke Meddinger (H) decisioned Nick Anderson 2-1
152 — Ian Hackett (H) decisioned Morgan Leis 9-3
160 — Isaac Hackett (H) decisioned Tom Tourdot 6-4
171 — Brandon Brueggen decisioned Dylan Addleman (H) 5-2
189 — Jordan Stanek pinned Ben Fiers (H) 3:15
215 — Matt Tourdot pinned Dylan Eickmeier (H) 3:24
285 — Trevor Scholze (H) pinned Steven Stevenson 1:45
103 — Bryce Nowaczyk decisioned Avery Hackett (H) 5-3
FINAL SCORE: Sparta 38 – Holmen 21
The win moves Sparta’s record to 1-0 in MVC action and 7-0 overall. Next up for Sparta is a home dual against La Crosse Logan on Tuesday. Try to make it out as it will be the last home dual until January 21st. Action starts Tuesday with the JV at 615pm before the varsity kicks off at 730 pm. Finally, a big thanks to Mike Montgomery for phoning in the results and congrats to Sparta on a good start to the MVC season.